Christopher Robinson (musician)

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Christopher John Robinson CVO CBE (born 20 April 1936)[1] is an English conductor and organist.

After being organ scholar at Christ Church, Oxford, in 1963 he became Organist and Master of the Choristers at Worcester Cathedral. He was conductor of the City of Birmingham Choir between 1964 and 2002. In 1974, he became Organist and Choirmaster at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, a position he held until 1991.

He conducted the Oxford Bach Choir from 1976 to 1997. He became Organist and Director of Music at St John's College, Cambridge in 1992, leading the choir there until his retirement in 2003.

From 2015-2018, he was Mentor to the Organ Scholars at Downing College, Cambridge.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Birthdays today". The Daily Telegraph. 20 April 2012. Retrieved 19 April 2014. Mr Christopher Robinson, Organist and Director of Music, St John's College, Cambridge, 1991–2003, 76
  2. ^ "Downing College : Middlemass Term 2017" (PDF). Dow.cam.ac.uk. Retrieved 10 August 2020.
  3. ^ "Downing appoints its first Director of College and Chapel Music". Dow.cam.ac.uk. 8 October 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2020.

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Preceded by
Douglas Guest
Organist, Worcester Cathedral
1963–1974
Succeeded by
Donald Hunt
Preceded by
Meredith Davies
Conductor, City of Birmingham Choir
1964–1991
Succeeded by
Adrian Lucas
Preceded by
Sidney Campbell
Director of Music, St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle
1974–1991
Succeeded by
Jonathan Rees-Williams
Preceded by
George Guest
Director of Music, St John's College, Cambridge
1991–2003
Succeeded by
David Hill